Open Science at the Core of Libraries

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This introductory course is addressed to librarians at different levels and positions that are committed to supporting researchers and their research processes at their institutions and would like to gain an understanding of the implications of Open Science for them, the potential opportunities and possible challenges, and check on existing best practices to deal with them.

The course includes five sections:

  • What is Open Science?
  • What are the Benefits of Open Science?
  • What are the Challenges for Open Science?
  • What is in Open Science for Librarians?
  • What to Do Next?

Each section may include videos, associated readings, and Open Science lifecycle diagrams.  

Learning outcomes:

The learning outcomes of this course are:

  • Understand the relevance of Open Science in relation to research integrity, reproducibility and impact
  • Identify the implications and opportunities for libraries in the development and support of Open Science
  • Know existing initiatives and best practices on Open Science
  • Identify suitable resources and tools to further develop library services on Open Science

Greater insight on how to implement Open Data and Research Data Management, Open Access, copyright and e-infrastructures into the scholarly lifecycle and grant proposal preparation, can be found in the other FOSTER courses and training resources.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Ivo Grigorov
Nancy Pontika
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Technical University of Denmark
Open University
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
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Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic - CC BY 2.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Accessible data - FAIR Data Principle
Continuity of access - - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data access
Data management
Open access
Open data
Open publications
Scientific publications
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, January 1, 2016
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
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Educational Info
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Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data professional
Repository manager
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide